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19th Century Prints [Oct. 25th, 2016|11:54 am]
Tony Grist
There was a vogue towards the end of the last century for nicely framed 19th century prints. You can tell there was a vogue and that it's over now because the junk shops and charity shops are full of them. Nobody seems to want them- except for me and Ailz- and we snap them up whenever we see them. Yesterday we bought three that had been reduced to £1.49 each- and one of them was by Clarkson Stanfield- a "name" artist. One of these days they'll come back into fashion and then everybody who got rid of them will be sorry.

When I say it's by Clarkson Stanfield I mean he did the original artwork. It was rare for these chaps to do their own engraving. I haven't looked into the market- and I don't know whether the artist's name raises the value- but we have in our collection two Stansfields, a Wilkie, a Landseer and - tarantara- a Turner.
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[User Picture]From: topum
2016-10-25 12:07 pm (UTC)
I used to know Frederick Mulder, who was (and perhaps still is) one of the most well known original European prints dealer in London. Their collection was amazing.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-10-25 12:16 pm (UTC)
Great art, still eminently affordable...

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[User Picture]From: topum
2016-10-25 12:18 pm (UTC)
Most of his were not that affordable though ).

http://www.frederickmulder.com/news/
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-10-25 01:29 pm (UTC)
I'd love to own a Picasso.

Two Picassos would be even better.
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[User Picture]From: topum
2016-10-25 01:43 pm (UTC)
I actually would not care to own one. I can't appreciate art enough for Picasso to be in any way important to me and I would not enjoy it more than some work of some relatively unknown mid-tier artist thousand times cheaper either. I just don't get art I guess.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-10-25 03:51 pm (UTC)
I've loved art all my life. And for me Picasso is just about the greatest.
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[User Picture]From: topum
2016-10-25 04:31 pm (UTC)
One of my brothers is a great lover of art. I unfortunately do not "get" it. And I did try and learned a lot about it and could even "fake it" very well. But I don't do it anymore. For me it does not go further than an interesting (or not) picture (sculpture, installation, etc), which becomes immediately forgettable after I looked at it. I always envied people who cold appreciate art the way my brother can. One of my best friends is a well known Danish contemporary artist, art is his life. When we get together and and my brother and he talk about art I feel like I am blind among the seeing.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-10-25 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'm rather the same with music. I like a good tune- preferably with words attached- but I don't understand what's going on in more complicated pieces
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[User Picture]From: matrixmann
2016-10-25 12:28 pm (UTC)
Strange to see how that always is that people follow crazes and throw away their inventory every few years just to buy something new...
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2016-10-25 01:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, it's mad.
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